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    • Introducing Tableau to Students Created: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      An arts-integrated teaching strategy that drama teaching artists use to help students make mental images of the texts that they read is Tableau.
    • Introducing Tableau, Continued Created: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Students practice the drama strategy Tableau - performing frozen, silent, concentrated poses that depict a significant moment in a text that they are reading.
    • Setting the Stage for Successful Classroom Dramas Created: Saturday, April 19, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Two Recommendations for successful classroom dramas: Emphasize that Drama = Agreeing to Pretend and Dramatize the Effects of Unsupportive Behaviors
    • Open Scenes Created: Thursday, April 17, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Open scenes - also called Content-less scenes, Ambiguous scenes, Spare scenes, Skeletal scenes - are great exercises for acting classes.
    • Open Scenes, Continued Created: Thursday, April 17, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Open scenes - also called Content-less scenes, Ambiguous scenes, Spare scenes, Skeletal scenes - are great exercises for acting classes.
    • The Miracle Worker – The Roles of Anne Sullivan and Helen Keller Created: Sunday, June 15, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      An overview of the play and film that tell the true story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan,the teacher who brought her deaf-blind pupil back into the world." itemprop="des$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop="...
    • Comedic Female Monologue from "Cinema Limbo" Created: Monday, February 18, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      The text of a humorous monologue by a character named Vicky, who complains about the geek who has fallen in love with her." itemprop="description"> itemprop="des...
    • History of Comedy in Ancient Greece Created: Monday, October 25, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      The modern sex comedy and satirical plays have their roots in the Ancient Greek's satyr plays. A look as well at "Lysistrata" by Aristophanes." itemprop="description" Sunday, April 22, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      An overview of a drama that takes place in the trenches among British soldiers waiting for battle during World War I." itemprop="description">> Sunday, March 27, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      What is a prop table? (Also known as "props table"). Where do you set props?
    • Principal Created: Sunday, March 27, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      What is a principal role? Who are the principal actors?
    • "Private Lives" by Noel Coward (Act One) Created: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A synopsis of Act One of Private Lives. Summary of the characters from Noel Coward's play." itemprop="description"> Friday, February 22, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The Best Juliet Monologues from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet." itemprop="description">
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    • "Copenhagen" by Michael Frayn Created: Wednesday, October 08, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      This historical drama explores the year 1941. German physicist Heisenberg paid a visit to Bohr. The two spoke very briefly before Bohr angrily ended the conversation and Heisenberg left. Mystery ...
    • Willy Wonka Jr. Review Created: Thursday, April 03, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Review of the children's theater adaptation of "Willy Wonka Jr." aka "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
    • The Little Mermaid - Act Two, Scene One (Part One) Created: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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    • Life Lessons from "A Chorus Line" Created: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      What can we learn from Edward Kleban and Marvin Hamlisch's musical "A Chorus Line"?" itemprop="description"> Saturday, July 28, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Profile of playwright Christian Kiley, author of "The Art of Rejection" and "Strings Attached."" itemprop="description"> Saturday, June 23, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Synopsis of "Man and Superman" - Act Three. Characters, themes, and symbols in "Don Juan in Hell" the dream sequence in G. B. Shaw's comedy play." itemprop="description" itemprop="description...
    • Arms and the Man Created: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Plot summary and character analysis of "Arms and the Man" a comedy by George Bernard Shaw." itemprop="description"> Monday, January 30, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Characters and themes in David Henry Hwang's play M. Butterfly, featuring BD Wong and John Lithgow." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, January 04, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The Summoning of Everyman - A Plot Summary and Study Guide for the medieval morality play, "Everyman." Character analysis, plot summary, themes of Everyman. Synopsis of a religious play written in...
    • Female Characters in "The Importance of Being Earnest" Created: Friday, July 24, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Oscar Wilde's romantic comedy features two female characters: Gwendolen and Cecily from "The Importance of Being Earnest". The leading ladies are two of the most hilarious and beloved roles create...
    • Developing Characters: Non-Human and Animal Characters Created: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Acting like an animal helps younger drama students to physically assume different poses, not to mention adopt different perspectives. This article offers several tips and activities to help drama ...
    • Have You Seen "The Book of Mormon"? Created: Friday, November 23, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Have you seen "The Book of Mormon"? Write a review and tell us what you liked and disliked about this popular musical.
    • Have You Seen "The Book of Mormon"? Created: Friday, November 23, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Have you seen "The Book of Mormon"? Write a review and tell us what you liked and disliked about this popular musical.
    • Should I Major in Theater? Created: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Users respond to the question: Should actors go to college? Should they major in theater or earn a degree in another field of study.
    • Mrs. Claus Dumps Santa - Comedic Female Monologue Created: Sunday, November 30, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      This complete text of a short humorous monologue for a female features Mrs. Claus writing a Dear John letter to Santa, breaking up with him." itemprop="description" Wednesday, May 27, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The life of Irish / British playwright George Bernard Shaw, author of over sixty plays including "Pygmalion" (made into the musical "My Fair Lady")
    • Mother Courage and Her Children Created: Monday, August 20, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      An overview of this darkly humorous tragedy about a war profiteer who sells supplies to soldiers in the Thirty Years' War, but loses all her children." itemprop="descriptio3'" --> itemprop="descrip...
    • The Boys Next Door - Characters and Themes Created: Saturday, May 29, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      An overview of this 1980s comedy-drama about social worker Jack and four intellectually disabled men who live together in a small apartment." itemprop="description"